Paperwork obtained by SaharaReporters have revealed how Uchechi Treasured Ikebujo, a former Private Assistant to the fast previous Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company, late Maikanti Baru, and her alleged younger lover, Anderson Newton Warribo, fraudulently took over the possession of an organization, Apres Engineering Restricted from its proprietor, Micheal Bakare.
Anderson and Ikebujo additionally cast Bakare’s signature and withdrew N33 million naira between April and June 2019 from the corporate’s checking account in Sterling financial institution.
Not glad, the duo by means of their lawyer, Daniel Momoh, wrote to the Company Affairs Fee (CAC) and eliminated Bakare because the Managing Director of the corporate.
In addition they logged him out of the corporate’s e mail with out discover.
Talking to SaharaReporters, Bakare mentioned the state of affairs made him depressed.
He mentioned he had written a petition to the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) however the anti-graft company didn’t act well timed.
Bakare mentioned, “In 2017, I relocated from Lagos to Abuja, attempting to get well from the shock of failure in crude enterprise that went bitter. Getting right here, I began promoting the thought of crude oil logistics when my next-door neighbor in Rocky Base Property, Karu, referred to as Anderson Newton Waribo, confirmed curiosity.
“He instructed me that he knew a girl recognized as Uchechi Treasured Ikebujo who may spend money on my concept and requested how a lot. I mentioned all I wanted was simply workplace house and so I requested for 7million. We purchased workplace gear and concurrently registered the corporate with the CAC. However I used to be shocked how Anderson made himself a stakeholder within the firm registration with out even letting me meet with the angel investor.
“I felt one thing was not proper. I ignored it as I used to be determined to get again in enterprise. I, being the thought proprietor, emerged because the Managing Director with N10 million share capital of N50 million complete share capital. After registration of the corporate and opening of its account, no financial funding was made and none of those administrators confirmed up on the job. I used to be actually troubled so I began checking, checking solely to find that Anderson and Treasured Uchechi Ikebujo are lovers, and each work on the NNPC.
“Ikebujo was on the time the Private Assistant to the previous NNPC GMD whereas Anderson was employed as her chauffeur for a cover-up. Anderson was residing in her mansion in Asokoro whereas his flat was occupied by his mom and brothers.
“Some contracts got here in from the Ministry of Works and there was about N33 million within the firm’s account. One evening, I bought sequence of debit alerts from Sterling Financial institution by means of my cellphone quantity. I used to be frightened about how the cash was taken with out my authorization. I wanted to cosign earlier than withdrawals could be made as a signatory to the account.
“I went to the financial institution and was confirmed how they cast my signature on the CAC. They lied that I resigned and I gave my shares away to them. I wrote to the ICPC and EFCC however they by no means responded till I bought scared for my life and went underground as I used to be being threatened.
“Officers of the CAC will need to have connived with them as a result of CAC by no means consulted me as MD of my firm. The mysterious lawyer concerned claimed I signed at his workplace. EFCC later referred to as me for interrogation. Anderson was arrested and bailed with out even inviting me to witness the arrest. The IPO in cost, Joseph Agboola, let him go with out even involving Ikebujo. My lawyer, Barrister Tope Oloyede, expressed dissatisfaction with how the case was being handled however the IPO and his colleagues ganged up in opposition to him.
“There was no proof that I signed out of the corporate and most significantly, there was no monetary alternate of my N10million share, but this IPO referred to as Agboola was forcing me to confess it.
“He took about 59 samples of my signature for forensic take a look at and he by no means bought again to me until date. If I referred to as him, he would snap at me and finish the decision.
“Sterling Financial institution replied the petition I wrote that it was not within the place to establish or authenticate a cast doc and that was why they by no means referred to as me to search out out if I completely signed out my place within the firm.”
Other than the fraudulent act perpetrated by Anderson and Ikebujo, the motion can also be in opposition to Nigerian legislation which forbids public officers from participating in personal observe.
Half I, Fifth Schedule, Part of two (b) of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria states that “with out prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, a public officer shall not, besides the place he isn’t employed on full-time foundation have interaction or take part within the administration or operating of any personal enterprise, career or commerce, however nothing on this subparagraph shall stop a public officer from participating in farming.”
Half 2 of the Fifth Schedule of the structure defines a public servant to incorporate; Chairman, members, and workers of native authorities councils, chairman and members of Boards of different governing our bodies and workers of statutory firms and of firms by which the Federal or state authorities has a controlling curiosity.
Ikebujo refused to touch upon the matter and blocked the quantity utilized in contacting her by SaharaReporters.
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